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jimmy fallon happening right [ cheersnd applause ] this morning on "early today," shots fired. north korea launches dozens of shells on to a south korean island,s ka landing relations. patdown showdown. tsa authorities make it clear there will be no big changes to their airport screening methods. and path of destruction. a series of tornados in e and path of destruction. a series of tornados in e upper midwest. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and god morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with a provocative move. the president of south korea
says the response to north korea will be firm after the north fired dozens of rounds of artillery on to a south korean island. seral houses reportedly erupted into flames and residents rushed to evacuate. south korean tv showed plumes of smoke rising above the island, home to over 1,000 people. there are unconfirmed reports that at least one south korean marine was killed and others injured. the latest round of shelling appears to have stopped. the incident prompted south korea to scramble fighter jets. this comes amid already increased intentions over the north's claim that it has a new uranium enrichment facility. here at home as travelers pack their suitcases, tough security officials are largely sticking by airport screening methods. steve handelsman reports.
>> reporter: with a peak travel day looming wednesday, the tsa said it will pick fewer passengers for pat-downs, hoping travelers do not protest by the refusing body scans and demanding time consuming physical inspections. >> let's not tie up those people who just want to go home and spend time with loved ones. >> but many tavelers are angry. this was atlanta. >> i don't believe tsa has ever found aterrorist. >> tom sawyer says his agent wouldn't listen. >> totally ignored my three requests to tell him of my condition. >> so the agent pressed too hard on a bag tom wears to collect his urine and the bag leagues. >> this is so embarrassing. i wasn't prepared. >> tsa says the publ is getting a distorted view tat most flyers are getting pat-downs when, in fact, rights one in every 100. the homeland security secretary is not backing down. tsa might refine its scans and
do a few less pat-downs, but it won't drop them. >> we have to make sure that we are doing what we can and should to adequately screen passengers. >> report: napolitano it was just last ye's busy holiday season when the accused underwear bomber got on a plane with a bomb the on his body. steve handelan, nbc news, washington. this morning, an investigation in under way in cambodia to determine what caused a day of celebration to turn into utter panic, chaos, and what's being called the world's worst stampede in years. it's not clear what triggered the disaster that left 378 people dead and several hundred more injured. annabel anders reports. >> reporter: people who had been celebrating the last night of cambodia's water festival on the banks of the river. it was a celebration that ended in horror.
spectators were pked on to an island for a concert. it's thought a few fainted, sparking panic and a stampede. as people rushed to escape and get ofthe island, a packed bridge became a death trap where those who fell were trampled under foot. others jumped off into the river below d drown. hospitals were overwhelmed. blankets covering row upon row of bodies left in corridors while medics were forced to treat the injured. one local journalist describes the scene. >> a couple of people pfainted. there were barriers set up to prevent people from spilling on to the road, everyone backed up and couldn't get ou there was a panic and a stampede and a lot of people jumping off the bridge. a lot of people can't swim so
there's no doubt lot of people drown. >> reporter: thursday have been declared a day of national mourning here. the question of why this happened will certainly follow. annabel roberts. >> just horrible. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. a rare late november tornado ripped through northern illinois yesterday. amateur video shows the fast-moving funnel sweeping through the area, knocking down power lines and causing mor infrastructural damage. more than 42,000 homes lost power. also five kids and a bus driver were injured during the storm when heavy winds reportedly picked up their school bus and threw it about 100 feet off the road. authorities say their injuries are minor, though tre were complaints of back pain. offials in colorado are taking no chances this season, especially with the wind and snow that has whipped up ideal avalanche conditions. they're avalanche blasting in an effort to reduce the potential
of a huge avalanche form b, a dangerous threat that comes with above normal snowpack depth. in florida, a local lawyer gave ay thousands of turkeys in his community. in a pleasant twist, some of the people in line passed on the favor, hoping to buy more turkeys r ohers to claim. that's the spirit of the season. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, good morning. plenty to talk about in the weather department. >> yeah, lynn. the tornado is very rare for this time of year. we had eight of them report just south of the wisconsin border, all in nortrn illinois and a lot of hail reports, too. thankfully today we're not going to see any severe weather, but there's a lot gog on. we have heavy rain through the tennessee valley, rain up through ohio. on the backside, there's a lot of cold air moving down into the central plains for our friends in areas like uta especially high elevations and salt lake
city itself, blizzard warnings re in effect. this is one storm heading east. this is a second one right behind it. thankfully, the first one is weakening. the tornado watche are expired and now we're watching areas of heavy rain along 40 from memphis to nashville. the worst weather will be found in areas like utah and salt lake city, gusty winds and blowing snow. billings, montana, only 5 degrees today. everyone on the east coast, enjoy the warm weather. cold conditions will arrive sooner or lar. that's a look at your forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. rain today in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. not a lot of it. it willove through mostly this morning. some of that rain will head to the eastern seaboard and weaken during the day today. but even areas like philadelia, new york city will have a chance for showers later this afternoon. lynn, travel forecast coming up. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. also coming up, hedge fund raids. possible recalls and the man cave option for husbands on black friday.
your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, on a mission to save animals, leonardo dicaprio faces a potential tragedy and eds up making a lot of friends. phillip rivers leads the charge. the heat continue to struggle and another loss for the vikings. you're watching "early today."
>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. this morning's "new york times" reports a manlaiming to be a senior taliban commander in secret peace talks with the afghan government was, in fact, an importer. just last month, both americ and afghan officials held high hopes for the negotiations, but this latest revelation sets back efforts to find a political resolution to the nine-year-old
war. local media reported that lawmakers have started a motion to collect the 74 signatures needed to openlydebate impeachment on mahmoud abbas. and in alaska, joe miller is claiming election officials violated state law by interpreting write-in ballots for murkowski despite spelling mistakes. this comes after a federal judge ordered a ruling raising serious questions handled by the state. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,178 after falling 24 points yesterday. the s&p shed 1 points and the nasdaq gained 13. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei rose 92 points. but in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 627.
worries swept across the street yesterday over what could be the nation's largest ever case of insider trading. bank stocks suffered after the fbi raided the offices of three large hedge funds, driving shares of goldman sachs and bank of america down 3%. a broad federal probe into wide misconduct could take down an unprecedented portion of the $1.7 trillion hedge fund industry. in ireland, an aus temperaturety budget is needed. shares of bank of ireland tum e tumbled 17%. tech stocks led modest gains. netflix shares jumped over a new subscription offering unlimited streaming video rentals for $8 a month. the upward tech trend could continue today. after the bell, hewlett packard reported its profit was up 5% last quarter.
hp shares rose nearly 2% in lat trade. keep an eye on j. crew. it's looking at being bought by milons of dollars. the conmer product safety commission is looking into high levels of lead in children's drinkg glasses features the wizard of oz and wonder woman. walmart says it wil match competitor prices iits stores on plaque friday. and for the men who plan to sit out the day after thanksgiving on a shopping frenzy, on man cave day.co you can watch men celebrating special bla friday in special ways. the heat are on a cold
in sports, when a team proves to be a huge disappointment, like this seen's minnesota vikings, it is usually the coach who is first to go. here's nbc's fd roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. i don't think anybody can argue it has been a season of mistakes for the vikings. brett farve to randy moss. nothing has gone right for minnesota and now their head coach has taken the fall. brad cildress fired yesterday amid turmoil. one super bowl contender the vieks are 3-7. leslie frazier will serve a interim head coach. from being fired to a guy who was on fired, philip rivers had hiway with the broncos. wifs r we go to the third and it's rivers. wah him go. 57 yards for the score. chargers started the season slow, they've now won three straight beating the broncos.
joey bravado, a land slide. basketball, dropped to the pacers. danny granger from beyond the arc. he had 20. brandon russ d 20. tough lay-up toall in the fourth. pacers won it, 93-77. jameer neln drilled a buzzer beater, orlando s down one at the break. vince carter, a pretty spin move and the bucket. under a minute to play, ginobili, a runner in the lane. the spurs always seem to get it done and won their 11th straight. finally, when things are going bad, they go really bad. the vikings can't spell the name of their players right. that's kevin williams. it appears the team seamstress may be the next to go in minnesota. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. >> it happens.
difficult travel on those roads until they get em cleared out. same will go for spots in montana where the snow will be blowing around. heavy rain developing tomorrow in missouri, st. louis culd get a lot of rain out of this along with indianapolis. showers in the northeast, and a sneak peek at thanksgiving day, the heavy rain move into the ohio valley and eventually into areas like philadelphia and possibility new york city. we have to watch out for that macy's thanksgiving day parade. pefully the rain will arrive after the parade is over with. if you're watching us on whdh7 news in boston, massachusetts, explore the early works of america's most prominent poets at the public life of poetry at the boston public library. that's your "early day" event of the day. >> bill, thanks so much. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. more fallout from charlie sheen's wild night out in new york. sheen filed suit monday against capri anderson, the porn star who was found locked in the
bathroom of his manhattan suite last month hours after she accused him of abuse. sheen accuses anderon of extortion saying she sought $1 million to remain quiet. courtney love recent quit twitter in a hough after a nearly nude shot of her was posted on her account. she returned over the weekend posting semi naked portraits. and meanwhile she's being sued by jeweler. filly, leonardo dicaprio was one of several people who spt the night going around an airport tuesday night. he was heading to a russian conference on tiger extinction signed autographs for crew members. a good guy and good looking. i like it. >> yeah.
that's the complete package. i think he is taken. i'm not sure, lynn. i'll find out. >> okay. good. i'm sure my husband really wants to find out. and this comes to us from our nation's capital where vice president biden and mrs. biden played host to men and women we're all thankful for. 40 wounded soldiers brokebread. this is the second year the bidens have hosted the dinner. the vice president thanked the service members for the sacrifice and said his only regret is not being able to invite thousands more. > i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. ♪
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and others are injured. we will continue to bring you uptes on the situation as they become available. we finally have a verdict in one of washington's murder cases. ingmar guandique was found guilty of killing chandra heavy y. he could face 30 years to life in prison. the 24-year-old intern disappeared in may 2001. her remains were found one year later by a man walking his dog in rock creek park. it wasn't for another seven years that charges were filed. nine and a half years after her disappearance the person charged has been found guilty. jaie benson has more on the day in court. >> reporter: nine and a half years after chandra levy disappeared, a murder conviction. >> i plan to be here and followed up on what happened to my daughtero matter how hard it has been for